Icy conditions to persist until midday

first_imgThe big freeze, and the icy roads that have resulted, is predicted to turn to the big thaw later today.Until then, sidewalks and roads will be treacherous. Main routes are easier to traverse than local streets. Portland streets are worse, because that area received more freezing rain and less snow than Clark County.The National Weather Service continued its winter weather advisory until 10 a.m., then extended it to 1 p.m.The high today is still forecast at 40 degrees, with possible rain this afternoon. Tonight’s low is projected to be 28 degrees but it will be dry.C-Tran said all Vine buses will be replaced by 40-foot fixed route buses till further notice. Passengers should board at the snow route signs at each station. Turtle Place is closed; passengers should board at Eighth & Washington streets. Additionally, Routes 6, 19 and 32 are on snow routes. C-VAN will suspend service in Camas and Washougal; medically necessary trips only will be taken.Some power outages were reported overnight. Clark Public Utilities said its crews had restored power to 1,706 customers overnight, with a handful still out as of 8 a.m.last_img

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